Welcome to the January edition of our monthly newsletter!
The socialprotection.org team wishes all its members, partners, stakeholders and newsletter subscribers a happy new year!

Our first newsletter of 2020 highlights a social protection hot topic that is also one of the biggest challenges of our time: migration.

Migrants, especially refugees and forcibly displaced persons, face heightened challenges in accessing their rights, especially when it comes to social protection, which is often delivered based on citizenship and location. This newsletter presents some of the most recent content on the subject.

Enjoy reading!

Upcoming Webinars
Models of Psychosocial Intervention for Migrants, Refugees and Forcibly Displaced Persons: Western and Northeastern Mexico (in Spanish)
GIZ | Iniciativa Ciudadana para la Promoción de la Cultura del Diálogo

16 January
10:00 - 11:30 (GMT-6)

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This is the second webinar of a series organised by the IFRC, UNICEF and DFID. The previous session discussed the need to link humanitarian assistance to social protection systems and provided examples of where this is happening in practice. You can watch the recording to learn more.
Social Protection Topic Guide
DFID | IDS University of Birmingham
Economic Transfers and Social Cohesion in a Refugee-Hosting Setting
Elsa Valli Amber Peterman Melissa Hidrobo
Blog post
The Overseas Workers Welfare Association in the Philippines: Social protection provision for migrant workers
by Pilar Luz Rodrigues
Featured Online Community
The International Conference on Social Protection in Contexts of Fragility and Forced Displacement Online Community was created to host the documents related to the Conference, which was held in 2017 by the UNICEF, European Union, FAO, Finland, GIZ, SIDA, UK aid, UNHCR, WFP and World Bank. It features the Conference Report, Outcome Document, country profiles and more. 

The Conference was also live-streamed by socialprotection.org. You can watch the recorded sessions to learn more. 
ILO | 2 January 2020
Opinion - I benefitted from migration, let others do so too
The New Humanitarian | 9 January 2020
Lebanon’s financial crisis hits Syrian refugees hard
Job Opportunities and Calls for Papers
Chief Social Policy | Bahrain | Apply by 21 January
Internship in Social Protection Dakar, Senegal | Apply by 12 February
Call for Papers - Beyond the echo-chamber: a vision for social policy | York, United Kingdom | Submit until 2 March

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